Treat yourself to the delicious taste and texture of our bumper oatmeal cookies. These oat treats are infused with a perfect balance of chewiness and spiciness for a heavenly bite every time. With a quick and easy recipe, you’ll have a batch of these delicious cookies ready in no time. Whether you are an avid tea drinker or just enjoy a leisurely tea time, these cookies are the ideal accompaniment. In less than an hour, you can enjoy the comforting scent that fills your kitchen and invites you to savor each delicious piece. Experience the joy of homemade cookies with our irresistible bumper oatmeal cookies!
- 175g butter
- 175g Demerara sugar
- 100g golden syrup
- 85g flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 250g porridge
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 100 g each of ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped and ginger, chopped
- 75-80g pack of dried sour cherries
- 2 tbsp boiling water
- 1 medium egg, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.
- Line several baking trays with baking paper or non-stick foil.
- Heat butter, sugar and golden syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, oats, cinnamon, dried fruit and ginger.
- Add the water and finally the egg.
- Allow the mixture to cool until it is easy to handle.
- Using moistened hands, form the mixture into 18 large balls.
- Press the balls flat onto the baking sheets, leaving plenty of space for spreading.
- Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.
- If you prefer a crispier biscuit, reduce the heat to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 3 and bake for a further 5-10 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool briefly on the trays.
- Remove the cookies to a cooling rack.
- The cookies can be stored in an airtight container separated by parchment paper for up to 1 week.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowl
- Whisk or spoon for mixing
- parchment paper
- Cooling rack
This recipe contains the following allergens:
- Plain flour
- Sour cherries
Please ensure that none of the listed allergens are a problem for you or your guests before preparing or consuming this recipe.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers or want to keep these cookies, follow these guidelines:
- Allow the cookies to cool completely.
- Place them in an airtight container or resealable bag.
- You can store them at room temperature for up to 1 week.
- If you prefer a chewier consistency, you can store it in the refrigerator.
- To freeze the cookies, place them in a freezer-safe container or bag.
- They can be frozen for up to 3 months.
- To eat, thaw the cookies at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Health Benefits of Bumper Oat Cookies
Oatmeal cookies are not only delicious treats, but they also have a number of health benefits. These bumper oat cookies are packed with ingredients that make for a healthy and nutritious snack. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of these ingredients.
Oats for heart health
Oats are the main ingredient in these cookies and offer impressive health benefits, especially for heart health. They are rich in soluble fiber, which helps reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood. The beta-glucan fiber in oats also helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by promoting healthy blood pressure.
Apricots for eye health
The inclusion of ready-to-eat dried apricots in these cookies adds flavor and health benefits. Apricots are a great source of vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy vision. Vitamin A is necessary for proper eye function and can help prevent age-related macular degeneration and other eye problems.
Ginger for healthy digestion
Stem ginger, another ingredient in these cookies, offers various health benefits, especially for digestion. Ginger has long been used as a natural remedy for digestive problems such as nausea, indigestion and bloating. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help calm the digestive system.
Tart cherries as antioxidants
The dried tart cherries in these cookies not only provide a tangy taste, but also provide powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body from oxidative stress caused by harmful free radicals. Including tart cherries in your diet can help reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and support overall health.
Cinnamon for blood sugar control
A touch of ground cinnamon adds warmth and a touch of sweetness to these oatmeal cookies. Cinnamon has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels by improving the body’s insulin sensitivity. This can be helpful in treating and preventing conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
These delicious bumper oat cookies not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but also provide a number of health benefits. Oats, apricots, ginger, tart cherries and cinnamon all help promote heart health, eye health, digestive health, antioxidant protection and blood sugar control. So treat yourself to these cookies guilt-free while enjoying the nutritional benefits they offer.